Matt Gemmell


Writer and novelist. “One of the most compelling and refreshing voices on the Internet today”, apparently. Husband to @laurengemmell. Feminist.

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I can't begin to understand why Xcode doesn't suggest any UIViewContentMode[x] values here. That's just crud.

We shouldn't have our "what we'd do in a post-apocalyptic world" discussions when I'm sleep-deprived.

One of the marginally less-enjoyable bits of making GUI components: reverse-engineering suitable metrics.

OK, I think it's time. You've earned this. The secret wisdom of the ages regarding iOS/OS X class design:

As happens a couple of times a week, BBC News online editors having fun:


Still get a moment of glee whenever I use Xcode 4's connect-to-outlet-signatures pick-whip.

Not really.

Just arrived from chap-about-town - thanks!

Playing some 3DS while my wife plays Sims 3. I often absent-mindedly wonder where my stylus has gone.

Um... good to know?

What now?

I'm more pessimistic about typing skills.

After brief periods of unseasonable warmth, Edinburgh summer is back to normal.

We were out for dinner w/ 3 other couples on Saturday night. Drink of choice, in honour of my friend Jim :

And from our New Features in PS CS6 That They SHOULDN'T Have Added department:

"Why do you keep pointing that thing at me?"

This month's has a 2-page review of GarageBand for iPad. Spoiler: they love it!

Hurrah: issue 4 arrived! This month in Dev_Zone: Xcode 4 productivity tips and one of my best columns ever!

How to immediately not get my business, - moronically break type-to-select in a big fuck-off popup: